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ago. according to the secretary of state's office. 59% of voters in california went to the polls yesterday. in 2008, that number was above 70%. here in the bay area, just over half, or almost 55% of registered voters cast ballots yesterday. >>> the santa clara county registrar said it has almost a quarter million ballots to count. more than 35,000 provisional ballots. >>> stay with the 10:00 news. in 9 minutes, mitt romney's last minute decision after losing the election. plus, a tax hike, statewide. the refund some students will get as a result. and at 10:45 the vote yesterday that could set thousands of inmates free. >>> striking workers at raleys, and knob hill supermarkets rallied for support. they've been on the picket line for four days. workers rallied at this nob hill store in alameda. the workers are against proposed cuts to their health benefits, and also the elimination of people pay on sundays. one worker said he's been with the company for 23 years. >> i believe in this company, and i still believe in it. >> reporter: raley's issued a statement saying in part, it is
and arizona. california didn't have a chance. we don't have power here but you will have a chance at 5:45. >>> they tried avoiding the fiscal cliff. they are meeting to discuss how to avoid a series of increases are ready to begin in january. he will do whatever it takes to get this done. meanwhile he will have lunch with his former mitt romney. the president would like to discuss mitt romney's ideas for making government efficient. >>> it seems we have a bit of a break but tara is in for sal and fortunately there is an accident in -- unfortunately there is an accident in napa. >>> yes, we also have an accident in the east bay to show you and this is in oakland and 880 northbound, we have a car that is blocking, somebody stalled and somebody else came along so it is a hit-and-run and we will keep an eye on that for you. you can see the traffic is flowing nicely and we have a hi wind in effect and traffic is flowing well in both directions on 280. >>> we are getting a little bit of a break here, we still have very light showers, a little midst to the north, but the front is up here and
's the most calmest on the stage when a flag falls down in california, she had a reputation for being the swing vote, the deciding vote in lots of cases. >> i think that's something the media has deviced as a means of writing about the court. and i don't think that has a lot of validity. >> reporter: some criticized her as a fence setter waiting to see which way the wind would blow. >> those of you who have never met her, anybody who met her knows she makes up her own mind and she's not at all concerned where anybody else is on the spectrum. >> now for a brief -- >> reporter: she voted against a moment of silence in schools as encouraging religion but for a sponsored nativity scene which she felt did not endorse religion. why retire now? i'm 75 years old she said in a statement and i need to spend time with my husband. he is suffering from alzheimer's. and as the first woman on the court, she leaves having made a statement. >> let me tell you one reason why i think it's important and that is for the public generally to see and respect the fact that in positions of power and authority
didn't report him missing until 9:00 last night. >>> the california highway patrol is investigating a possible case of road rage after one driver opened fire on another. it happened shortly before noon today near greenwood court and greenwood drive. the officers say the drivers got out of their vehicles and argued. one pulled out a gun and shot the other. the victim is in stable condition tonight and is expected to survive. the shooter ran away and still has not been found. >>> a 21 year old man from union city is dead after a woman discovered him in a garbage can over the weekend. police say joseph gonzalez perez was found unconscious yesterday by a woman taking out her trash. she called 9-1-1 but gonzalez- perez died at the hospital. today his family is searching for answers. >> he didn't deserve to be put in a trash can. he is not garbage. >> police say he had alcohol in his system and there were no obvious signs of trauma to his body. >>> there is word tonight a marine from san jose was shot and killed by police in palm springs over the weekend. the coroner's office has not rele
the congressional races. we'll tell you who will keep their seat and who will lose it. >>> california voters decide to raise their own taxes. how governor jerry brown convinced them to do it. >>> we're live in san jose we'll tell you which measures passed in santa clara county and which didn't. you may be surprised to find that out. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day it's wednesday november 7th i'm dave clark. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. thank you for waking up with us this morning. let's check in with steve paulson. the weather is already changing i guess. but i did vote for warm weather, steve. >> then election came in for you on monday and tuesday. but for us rooking for colder weather the results will show up later today and more likely tomorrow. we have a very strong cold front coming in. today is that between day. 60s and 70s. a lot of the fog and low clouds are back. temperatures will begin their cool down. >>> traffic on 24 westbound between walnut creek and oakland looks good. the fog is not low here. steve has mentioned the fog. definitely foggier and chillier. the co
from them in 9 minutes. >>> student protest wrapped up at university of california at berkeley today. they want tuition cut now that prop 30 passed. ktvu's sal castaneda is live with how today's action is a far cry from what happened a year ago. >> reporter: for one thing the protesters have left, although these are a lot of students walking by, walk ugway from -- walking away from class. they say they were protesting to make higher education affordable to all. >> reporter: many braved the wind and the rain for a walk out and rally to demand tuition reductions now that prop 30 has passed. at one point it was pouring but that didn't dampen the spirit of the crowd. today's demonstration comes near the first anniversary of the occupy cal movement. last year police and protesters clashed when tents were removed. this year the demonstration has been noisy but peaceful so far. after the noon rally the crowd marched where meetings were held. they wanted to make sure the money raised by prop 30 gets used for public education. >> right now the money is not guaranteed to go to public education
could each take $192 million before taxes. >>> coming up, california missed out on this jackpot but it won't in the future, powerball is coming to the golden state and who could see a win fall. >>> cheers at the u.n. today as they voted to grant statehood to palestine. [ cheers and applause ] >> the u.n. voted 138-9 to recognize palestine. despite strong opposition from the united states. susan rice said the resolution places further obticles in the path to -- obstacs in the path to peace -- obstacles in the path to peace. >> a new park with a new statues and the person building the park is also famous. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. >>> the owner of a used car lot never seen anything like the accident this morni
open soon, and there is a lot at stake in our local communities, in california, and for the future of this country. we have team coverage on this election as ktvu's amber lee has tonight's last minute get out the vote effort. we're going to begin in chicago with ken pritchett, and president obama. >> reporter: accords to the white house schedule, air force one should touchdown in chicago. any minute, mr. obama will spend election day in his adopted hometown of chicago just as he did four years ago. president obama ended his final day on the campaign trail in the swing state of iowa. this after he made a campaign stop in another swing state, ohio. ♪ [ music ] and the commander in chief started his day with the boss, bruce springsteen in wisconsin. three swing states. his chicago supports, such as lou walsh, and her daughter spent their day volunteering on the phone. >> who are you calling? >> calling people in iowa, and wisconsin basically. so swing states. >> reporter: in downtown chicago, we visited an obama field office. the volunteers here, most are local, but some are from th
of california's death penalty. ktvu's health and science editor john fowler is here with a look. >> reporter: a moral, ethical and economic debate, does the death penalty help protect us? >> reporter: prop 34 would repeal the death penalty. instituting life without parole. retroactive for the 725 right now. a 17% undecided. but a trend just the last two weeks, yes, jumped 4 points to 45%. could prop 34 pass? >> that is unknown at this point but it stands a better chance today than three weeks ago. >> reporter: the cost argument, $100 million a year to keep it. there are strong arguments on both sides. >> what is the right punishment for the evil? it isn't just about the killer. >> it is about public policy. how do we spend, what keeps us safer? >> yes, it is cheaper to lock them up than to execute them. >> we waste a bunch of money either way. >> reporter: our poll found religious differences. catholics favorites it. prodstants oppose it -- pausestants oppose it. the bay area supports repealing the death penalty. southern areas of the state oppose it. don't forget to vote tuesday. health and
as an employee. live in san jose, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> california's fair political practices commission says backers of the effort to defeat proposition 30 illegally launders money. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar is live now. >> reporter: that campaign thing is over right now, everybody has gone. the controversy very much remains. $11million spent to defeat prop 30 and pass prop 32. who wrote the checks is still unknown. the money trail leads back from the post office box of an arizona entity, to another called the center to protect patient rights, to another one called americans for job security. >> the money gone through three hands before it got to the arizona group and came to california. >> reporter: law can protect the identity of the person who funded the money. >> these particular organizations do not have to reveal their donors. >> reporter: unless prosecutors can prove a conspiracy to laundther money. >> looks -- launder the money. >> looks like there could be violation of the law. >> reporter: that would be a felony. >> money laundering is a lower level of offens
like maintaining the majority in the house of representatives. >> back here in california voters had not passed a tax increase on a statewide proposition since 2004 but this morning governor brown is declaring victory for proposition 30 the education tax. here are the numbers. 54% say yes. 46% say no. that is 100% reporting there. that being said tara moriarty is live in san francisco where voters overwhelmingly supported the measure. tara. >> reporter: good morning. students, teachers, and principal here at mission high school will probably be walking through these doors with an extra pep in their step. this is one of the city's the city's oldest comprehensive high school and it has struggled with test scores in the past but prop 30 may help change that. governor jerry brown's proposition 30 billed as a tax hike to rescue state schools has passed. 54% yes, to 46% no. it will raise the tax cut by a quarter of a cent per year and increase tax for those that make over $150,000 a year. >> here we are. we have a vote of the people. i think the only place in america where a state actually
across california accused caretakers of rape 36 times but records show they failed to order any rape examinations of victim between 2009 and 2010. >> police are joining forces to help stem rising violence. the two police departments launched a new program. the police chief said officers started sharing intelligence along resources and man power. the focus is on two rival gangs that are linked to a dozen shootings. >>> fire investigators say a house fire last weekend may have been arson. the porch caught fire on joan court saturday morning. nobody was hurt but the fire caused $3,000 worth of damage. >> one person was injured today in san jose on north bound highway 101 before 3:30 p.m. this afternoon. a car ended up underneath another car. two other cars were also involved. the roads were wet at the time of the crash but they haven't said if the accident was weather related. >>> theitate is recommended a -- the state is recommending a womb be banned from working in public services. she was told to serve only store bought food. she served mushrooms that were poisoninous. -- poisonous.
in the hash tag. see what others are doing. we are live in the newsroom. ktvu. >> polls close in california in less than an hour. a lot more election coverage coming up. >> first another look at ohio. probably the most closely watched of the votes as you can see a very tight race in ohio. the president at this hour leading, the governor 51% to 49%. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow. you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah, blah, blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no, we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver. only from at&t u-verse. get a free wireless receiver with a qualifying u-verse plan. rethink possible. . >>> as you know several swing states playing a critical role in the election. >> we will talk about them all night. heather and ken are back with updated numbers on ohio and new hampshir
it in california and how that could be changing. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. >>> tonight a powerball jackpot of $579.9 million has folks all across the county dreaming some big dreams. but california is one of the few states that actually does not participate in that drawing. eric tells us what they soon could change. >> this store has a rap for producing some big winners. some people came hoping to play powerball. instead they had to settle for superlotto. but officials could add it to the lineup when they meet tomorrow. >> tonight we ha
up, we will talk to the top democratic leader in the state of california who's attending tonight's event. that's attorney general harris in chicago. ken prichard, channel 2 news. >>> getting results from back east. ken and heather are watching those with the latest returns. >> we have fight -- five states that brings mitt romney 3 electoral votes. indiana went to president obama four years but not this time, mitt romney has been declared the winner of indiana, 55 to 45%. take a look at kentucky, another win for mitt romney, 59 to 41%. again, no surprises here. these are states that didn't turn out any differently than projected. >> let's take another look at another state and that is the state of west virginia, you can see with the five electoral votes going to mitt romney. if you look here, you can see south carolina went to mitt romney. no big surprises. we want to take to you vermont that went to president obama. that too was expected. if you take a look at the map where we are focusing on is ohio. mitt romney capturing the neighboring states. a key battleground state, contin
education. >> feels like a vote of confidence from the citizens of california and believing in public education. >> reporter: when i talked to the principal two weeks ago it wasn't polling well. today it is a much different feeling. >> this is just -- lifted this huge weight. >> the math was simple, without prop $302 million would have been -- prop 30, $2 million would have been wiped out. >> reporter: they were preparing if the cuts kicked in but not anybody. >> i am filled with emotion. >> reporter: she told me she was able to teach kids kids how elections impacted them. >> i said people decided that they wanted to pay for education. so it will be good for our schools. >> reporter: opponents are disappointed by the results today. a spokesman e-mailed me and said referring to governor jerry brown and his tax measure, he was able to use education to blackmail voters into supporting his tax increase. the voters were duped. but edge cater believe -- educators believe they care about funding public schools. alex savage, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> california state university is se
on social media and ask expected to be e-mailed to some 20,000 registered voters in the california now has an all-time high of 18.2 million registers voters, the second of state announced that 950,000 new voters have souped up since the presidential election in 2008. officials say the surge in registration is due in part to the state's new on line system. but while voters registration is up, the number of registered republicans is below 30%. >>> orange on 2, new poll shows california's senator diane feinstein has a lead over her opponent. 54% of likely voters support the reelection of feinstein, compared to 33% supports her opponent, a republican business woman. 13% remain undecided. >>> held of the california republican party says he will not seek another term. he was elected as chairman of the state gop in 2010. he now says he wants to pause from party politic, his ten year has had a decline of register republican voters. he says he wants to finish work on two political books, and spend more time with his family. >>> traffic is slowly getting back to normal in pleasanton after an overtur
california on a more solid fiscal footing. >> this takes time and effort but we are on a correct glide path. and the rating agencies gun to put our -- begun to put out their commentary on how california is on a stable path. >> it will raise the sales tax and increase income taxes for people who make $250,000 a year for the next 7 years. >>> the superintendent said today parents and students across the state can breathe a sigh of relief knowing our schools will have the resources for the remainder of the year. >>> californians approved 5-11 ballot measures. the tax measure made the cut, so did prop 35, increases prison sentences and fines for human trafficking convictions. and prop 36, which revises law to impose life sentence only when new felony conviction is serious or violent and the increase on out of state businesses and new state district lines. voters defeated prop 31, and prop 32. a measure to set insurance prices based on a person's history was defeated. they also rejected a second tax measure to raise money for public education. >>> it hasn't happened in 79 years but tonight democ
the regents to drop plans for any new fee hikes. >> the state of california is not broke for education, the money is just being poor leal lo indicated because it makes mofny for the regents in there. >> one fee that has been discussed of late would target graduate students working toward professional degrees at awe c school. but on the governor's recommendation the regents have delayed a vote on that particular fee increase, the governor felt it was just the wrong time after prop 30 passed on election day restoring some funding to the uc system. >> there were no tuition increases here, nothing on the agenda today about any system- wide tuition increase for undergraduates and the item having to do with professional degree supplemental fees is put off to a later date. >> reporter: throughout the morning proterses continued to march through the streets here around the ucf campus with police officers keep in watch throughout that time. the meeting has since resumed. i did just get an update from the san francisco police department. their spokesman. i asked about arrests that happened this
with violating a california law when aspirin at whaley elementary school, she allegedly failed to report possible child abuse by a teacher. according to a police report, and notes, the teacher acknowledged conducting so-call helen keller he lessons by blind moling a student, and touching her and putting objects in her mouth. she she was fooled by -- said she was fooled by his explanation, and did eventually report had to officials. >> it really doesn't matter, because the principal is absolutely, personally, trained to be accountable and report this. not depend on anyone else's opinion. >> reporter: it was pointed out in the trial are she did not report to district officials until after complaints is your. chandler awaits trial for molesting five children, and yesterday, an attorney filed a civil lawsuit on behalf of a child and her family against the district, vijayendran, and other officials. >> despite all the red flags that happened with the locked door and the kid's loan and the helen keller, he was allowed unfeathered access to the children. snoop we understand the judge is still meeting wi
. california's 55 electoral votes obviously helped put president obama back in the white house for another four years. in florida, one of the key swing states, there were long lines at a lot of polling places that stretched well into the evening. observers say high voter turn out, long ballots 11 pages in some counties and some minor computer glitches contributed to long waits. we heard reports in some cases this is amazing of three hour waits in some spots during the lunch hour. and as of now, florida is still too close to call. >> for weeks the polls have pointed to a very tight presidential race coming down to a few key states. >> ken wayne and heather -- [captioner transition. >>> the winner with a lot fewer than 98% of the votes. and the reason for that was most of the gop strong holds in ohio had been counted and still a large number of votes in the subsqushs and northern ohio, the big cities where there are strong democrat there. so more democrat and that's why ohio was kaldz even though we didn't a 100% of the vote counseled. . >> we do have some more swing states to look at. new hampsh
he calls the california dream. voters have approved proposition 30 his education tax initiative. you can see on the screen. 54% to 46%. and that is with -- actually that is all of the precincts reporting out. tara moriarty is in san francisco with what the vote means for california's public schools. >> reporter: we are standing in front of mission high school. and it is one of the oldest in fact the oldest high school in san francisco and it's struggling but the students here may now benefit from prop 30 passage. san francisco voters overwhelmingly supported the measure as did folks in alameda and santa cruz. they all raise the states sales tax by a quarter of a cent for four years and increase income taxes for people that make $250,000 a year by up to three percentage points. it's projected to raise $6 billion a year for schools. >> when i ran for governor, i did say i said three things. one, i want to level with you tell you the truth no more smoke and mirrors on the budget. two, we're not going to have any taxes unless the people themselves vote for it. and three we're going to mo
of california. >>> president obama employed a little, in the results of the fiscal cliff. the president surrounded himself with people who he said were middle class americans. if congress does nothing, a series of automatic spending cuts and tax hikes will take in effect in january. the president want to raise income taxes on those who make more than $250,000 a year. republicans don't want to do it and reduce spending cuts. >>> president urges americans to use social media, especially twitter. they introduced the hash tag, my 2k, including my $2 k. how much more each middle class family would pay without congressional action. >> my 2k and e-mail, post office, member of the congress, do what it takes to communicate a sense of urgency. >> republicans are embracing the my 2k hash tag. they are using it to make points against the president's plan. >>> the police standoff is enteringit fifth hour after an animal control officer was shot and killed, helping to evict a man from the northern california home this afternoon. it's happening in the city, 20 miles south of sacramento. reporter mel l
's election day. and the polls here in california just opened about 55 second ago. the months of campaigning the millions of dollars spent on ads comes down to this day. the presidential race remains a dead heat with the latest poll showing president obama and mitt romney still neck in neck in the all important battleground states. mitt romney voted this morning near his boston area home with his wife. romney is now heading to ohio and then pennsylvania where he is making last-minute campaign appearances. this was just announced yesterday before heading back to boston this evening. president obama is back home in chicago where he will watch the results come in later this evening. coming up at 7:15, we will have a guide to the key returns today and when we could know the results of the presidential election. >> time 7:01 you heard tori the polls opened moments ago here in california. we have reporters all over the bay area covering today's local, state and national issues. you see the reporters there tara and everybody else we will start with ktvu's at polling place in san jose good morning.
." >> reporting live, rita williams ktvu news >> financial analysts say california's outlook is looking better and we could wind up with is surplus in the coming years. nonpartisan analyst stills that next year's deficit will be just under $2 billion. compared to nearly $16 billion this year and the state could see a surplus in 2014, the first time in more than a decade. >>> toyota, voluntarily recalling almost 700 thousand prius made between 2004 and 2009. dealers will inspect, and if needed, replace the shaft extension. the problem may develop near the steering wheel, frequently turned too hard while the car is moving. the issue could cause parts to wear out sooner than normal. 350,000 of the same prius models are being recalled to replace the electric water pump >> ntsb released the top 10 list of needed safety improvements for 2013. among the suggestions, the ntsb said they want crash avoidance systems to be standard and it wants to ban nonessential use of cellphones and at airports, the board wants to see ground face technology as well as better training for aircraft maintenance workers.
in april. endeavour came here to california. it flew over the bay area as you know in september. >>> four meteorites have been found in novato. all from that fire ball last month. uc berkeley geology student found this one. another meteorite was found nearby. the first was found two weeks ago in novato pleasant valley neighborhood. the second one was found two miles from there. >>> a new lawsuit claims the san mateo man is dead because of a slow response by pg&e to turn off the power. the lines fell on to 55-year- old enrique's home back in april. records show that he walked outside after he heard an explosion and was shocked by the power lines. his family is now seeking unspecified damages. pg&e is calling his death a tragic accident. >>> the cost of the months long shut down of the nuclear plant in southern california has climbed to $317 million. that is according to eddison international. the parent company of the plant operator eddison said it spent $96 million on repairs and $221 million to purchase replacement power. the plant's operator says it's not clear if the plant steam genera
and mitt romney has 76. >> california is facing ballot measures including propositions. >> proposition 30 would raise the state sales tax and boost income taxes on higher taxpayers, earmarked for public schools. >> proposition 32 would limit the use of payroll deductions for political contribution, the major would restrict corporate and unidirection state and local candidates. >> and there's proposition 37, requiring food manufactures to label products that contain genetically engineered substances and marketing the food as natural. >> those are just some of the important things that the california voters will be deciding. polls here are still open for just another two hours until 8:00. let's see what the turnout looks like around the bay area, we begin with jana katsuyama that is in costa county tonight. >> at martinna's, people have been bringing their ballots and it has picked up and there are people you see over there that have been signing in and volunteers coming into process the ballots. i spoke with the clerk awhile ago and he says there is a few glitches, about a dozen scanners w
. the california -- for california about half will turn their ballots in early. >> and if you are one of the people that does have a mail-in ballot, election officials say it may be too late to mail in the ballot if you mail it in today but go ahead and turn it into city hall or any election place. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> california voters will decide on a slate of contentious ballot measure -- pressures. proposition 30 would raise the sales tax. proposition 34 would replace the death penalty with life without parole. proposition 32 would pan the use of payroll deductions for campaign funds. one of the local ballot measures getting national attention is the soda tax in niche monday -- richmond. if the taxes are approved, they would be the first of their kind in the country. >>> ktvu.com can help -- can help you with last-minute research. >> you can follow the election results as they come in tomorrow right here on ktvu starting at 4:00 p.m. and on our channel 2 website ktvu.com. >>> the east coast continues to recover from superstorm sandy with less than 2 million peopl
inside one of those plastic bins. standing right next to it, a man bound for southern california. >> thad a toggle switch on it. it had fuses, it had a circuit board and it also had wires protruding from it. he took the watch aufshgs placed it in the bin trying to get it through x-rays. >> after spotting that device, terminal 2 was shut down for 25 minutes. agents then conducted an extensive search of the man's possessions. >> he had boots that were two sizes too big and had a home maid insert in them that would either make somebody taller or in this case also had a cavity that was empty that you could potentially con keel. it looked home maid to us. >> the suspect 49-year-old jeff row was arrested. deputies say mcgann who was flying to lax with only a backpack did not have explosives on him but sergeant nelson says what he did have on him could have been used as a triggering device. passengers we spoke to tipped their cap to t sa. >> that they caught it and, you know, it's in god's hands. i'm okay with that. >> right now suspect jeffrey mcgann who has prior drug conviction is in jail boo
there are already 373 prisoners convicted of terrorist acts in prisons across the country. california center diane feinstein released the report. >>> today there is a job fair specifically for military veterans. the recruit military job fair started at 11 at the oakland coliseum and runs until three. recruiters from many including pg&e, chevron, lowe's and amtrak will be looking for new workers. veterans, members of the military rear their families invited to attend. >> this is for you. a staircase in san francisco's sunset neighborhood will get a makeovero. this saturday kicks off the first of three workshops. volunteers will be out there preparing tiles to decorate the 16th avenue steps, . the 148 step staircase will be decorated with a mosiac that shows plant and animal species from california. >> that is cost i like that. >>> what's going on on the peninsula? >> we have a traffic advisory on the peninsula in wood side. king's mountain road is blocked east and westbound traffic because of a stalled big rig. it's close to the park if you know the area and the road may not be open until after
. california teachers are working phone banks across the state encouraging people to vote for proposition 30 tomorrow and opponents rather of prop 30 are working equally as hard to encourage a no vote. >> six days ago october 29th i gave birth to this little guy. he's going to be in public schools in five years. i have a first grader as well. prop 30 is vital not only to my career but to my kids and kids in california. >> what we see in this proposition is a kind of a cynical effort to threaten voters with a loss of education in order to get their vote for more funding for the general fund. >> at 4:30 today governor brown will attend a get out the vote rally in san francisco with focus on supporting proposition 30. senator dianne feinstein, mayor ed lee, and former san francisco governor larry brown. >>> yesterday oakland city council woman jane brianer says she plans to sue her opponent barbara parker. it's over last minute mailers that claims brianer had been suspended from the state bar. the california state bar website shows that brianer was inactive from 1995 to 1997 for not completing
was treated at sutter health's california pacific medical center. [ joycelin ] the nurses and doctors were amazing, and they were like a second family to me. and now i'm back to doing what i love. [ female announcer ] california pacific medical center and sutter health. our story is you. . >>> a massive effort is underway in new york and new jersey to make sure victims of super storm sandy can still cast their ballots. they signed executive orders to allow them to cast provisional ballots. some are set up by tents under generators. and ballots will be counted after the general election. there is a big decision to make about repeeling the death penalty and it is gaining national attention. good afternoon brian. >> reporter: what it would do is pass and give death row inmates life without the possibility of parole without the chance of parole. they say if the pressure is past it would save millions of dollars. they are expected around 5:00 this afternoon but prop 34 would save the state $134 million that would otherwise be used for long drawn out cases and it would require them to work and
the passing of the proposition in california. schools will receive $14 billion more over the next four years than they would have if the measure had failed. high-earning californians may have to recalculate their budgets. under prop 30, people making more than $250,000 a year will pay up to 3% more in income taxes than in previous years. that's retroactive. and the sales tax is going up .25. >>> in a short while, some people will get extra help for the holidays. janine de la vega live in san jose where about 100 people camped out overnight in the rain and the cold. so janine, what are they waiting for? >> reporter: they are waiting for a holiday giveaway. it's cold out here. it's in the mid-40s. for these people waiting here, it's been a rough night. despite that they have camped out. they've had tarps and tents. some of them umbrellas. they are huddled up with blankets. a short while ago, volunteers started handing out coffee to warm some of these people up. they are all waiting to register for this holiday giveaway here at the sacred heart community. more than 250 people are waiting in li
bridge project. miss the deadline and california tack payers may have to pay back $2.3 billion if the project is not completed on time. >> all the money could be demanded back. >> spokesman says the only requirement is to spend the money by 2017, which it intends to do. but delays could stop the flow of federal money. >> the state may be wasting $3 million state money, but $6 billion state and federal money. >> hear is set for tomorrow to stop the project till a lawsuit is decided next year. rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> an update on breaking news in hayward. several police cars are in the area of "c" and 7th street. news chopper 2 flew over head. it is not clear what type of activity is going on. we will bring you more information as it becomes available. >>> police are looking for a man suspected of burglarizing a home. they up tained a arrest warrant for a man -- obtained a arrest warrant for a man who broke into a home in february. >>> the san francisco 49ers are hoping to have their head coach back at practice tomorrow after he was hospitalized tomorrow. officials say
of the rest of us. there is a california law that went into effect last year requiring all single-family homes to have a carbon monoxide detector and then starting in january of next year, all condos and apartments must also install those carbon monoxide detecters. live in san francisco, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, alex. >>> the father of a vallejo teenager is in jail after police say he shot and killed another boy who was fighting with his son. it happened early yesterday morning on robles way near glen cove. 44-year-old randee damar williams senior is accused of shooting and killing a 17-year- old richmond boy after getting a call from his son for help. neighbors say they could hear yelling, when all of a sudden shots rang out. >> all you heard was pow, pow, pow, pow. and i just ducked. i laid down. >> scary that just right across the street, somebody got shot. >> williams was arrested at his home shortly after the shooting. this was the 21st homicide of the year in vallejo. >>> 7:06. we now know more about a bay area connection to a deadly crash on highway 50 that kille
've seen in california in 20 years. >> we did check with other airports. we checked with oakland international and san jose. they're reporting no or very minor delays, if anything. back to you. >>> i think some of the totals checked in about -- >> sorry, steve. your mic isn't working. >>> continuing our storm watch coverage, the situation in marin county got some heavy rainfall this morning. we're live in san rafael. the rain let up. looks like a little sun. still windy? >> reporter: yeah. the winds have been a factor. we've been on the north side. richmond san rafael bridge since 4:00 a.m. we started out with dry conditions. then heavy rains and strong gusty winds. and now we have a little bit of some sunshine. the clouds beginning to break up a little bit. we took a short drive and did find heavy rain in the 10:00 hour approaching ross and the san anselmo area. crews were out cleaning storm drains to help minimize flooding problems in that area. heavy rain in san anselmo. the creek only went up about a foot and a half. it's about 3.5 feet right now. it's gone up a little bit bu
states including california. no illnesses have been reported though. fresh express grows most of its produce in the salinas valley but is owned by chiquita brands. >>> 37-year-old sean moffet came home with a bump on his head and told his roommate that five men had attacked him. but police say that he might have been five people that were doing summer salts on a mattress and hurt himself that way. >> he said that five men had assaulted him. and he had been beat in the back of the head. he said they really beat me up badly. he used some curse words and said, they really, really beat me up. >> reporter: his roommate says that he was unconscious the next morning and he was dead. >>> plus turning back the clock on black friday. how wal-mart hopes to attract early bargain hunters this year. >> on the streets of california department of justice. why they're knocking on doors in the bay area and the unknown that waits for them on the other side. oÑ >>> special agents are targeting one city at a time going after gun owners. >> you will be close covered. >> reporter: locked and loaded, radio
-sex couples to marry in california. >>> a dream came true today for one of ktvu's cox conserves heros. this was a big day. it was a neighborhood schoolboy who ended up stealing the show. >> this project will benefit our kids and give them something new to do after school rather than sneaking into movie theaters. it'll give our community kids new hope and will bring them support and help them with their goals. i would like to thank you all for coming out. >> reporter: nadu obinagu attends the school across the street from bodiquer park. it was ranked the worse of the 125 playgrounds. now that is about to change. today a public/private coalition broke ground on a sweeping renovation project. >> tenderloin is one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in san francisco and it's much more diverse than people realize. we have a ton of youth, families and seniors that live here as well as many adults who need extrarecreational space. >> reporter: it includes a brand new clubhouse, and fitness equipment. betty trainer spend about a decade fighting for the improvements and that dedication
are linking yesterday's shooting to hispanic gangs from union city. david stevenson. >>> california parole officers were out last night making sure halloween was safe for children. they contacted 1700 parolees statewide. here in the bay area, and along the central coast, 252 searches were conducted. 16 arrests. 85 arrests statewide. charges including possession of child pornography, weapons and narcotics. >>> the attorney for a swimming coach labeled the defense response as appalling in a lawsuit against the school district over sexual abuse when the coach was a teen. he says the two teachers abused her. one committed suicide the other pleaded guilty. the defense said her negligence contributed to her auburns. the district, the superintendent -- abuse. the district and the superintendent are named as defendant. >>> long road of recovery after superstorm sandy. 90 people in the united states and canada were killed. bringing the total death toll fromicisticist to 100 -- from superstorm sandy to 157. and officials abandon their search for a ship's chapten who is believed -- is happen who is b
, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well voter turn out here in california was a lot lower than four years ago. 59% of voters in california passed their ballots this year. back in 2008, the number was over 70% and it was just over half of 70% of registered voters turn out for the election. >>> the protests will mark the one year anniversary of occupied cal which caused clashes between students and campus police. the passage of proposition 30 should be used to lower the situation. >>> the sound of earthquakes have been eliminated and the defending champion came to town last night. the bay beat the quakes final score 3-1 and robby scored 2 goals. the galaxy came onto the western conference finals in salt lake. san jose season is over now and then there is buster posey, the giant's catcher knocked him into the favorite as the most valuable player. yesterday, buster was named a finalist. he is joined by chase headley, and andrew mccutchen. they will announce the new mvp thursday. >> i am thinking buster. >> i hope so, congratulations to him. that is nice. >>> i am keeping an eye on the bart sy
. >> and california oil refineries take the heat, with new research suggesting companies mission led the public about refinery shut-downs. we'll tell you about a hearing happening later. mornings on 2 starts right now. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning, welcome. it is thursday, november 15th. were gas prices art fistly inflicted? a hearing could race -- were artificially inflated? >> a hearing is taking place. a stunning new report will be presented at the hearing. good morning, alex. >> reporter: that suggestingings that refineries produced gas lynn it's a team that the public was -- at a time that the public was told the contrary. and that was responsibility for the gas spikes earlier. now a state senate hearing will be looking into whether drivers were paying more for gas than they should have been. lawmakers will be presented with a new report that was prepared by oregon based mccullough research. it combed through environmental documents and found california refineries were operating during supposed outages and maintenance shut downs
searched an today for cyber monday: . >> california began taxes on- line sales this year, but at 5:30, why the state may be missing out on millions of dollars because of how that law was written. >>> a new crackdown on internet counterfeiters. 132 international websites were shut down today. >> jaymee: c.e. said they were -- ice said that count fitters send shabby merchandise, or often fail to fill the order at all. >> organized criminals looking to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers to make a quick buck. >> congress returned today from its thanksgiving break with the country still headed toward that fiscal cliff. republicans are pressing the white house for a list of long- term spending cuts. democrats still want to raise income taxes on the rich. so far there is little outward signs the two sides are are closer to heading off the automatic tax increases and spending cuts economists have said could push the economy into another recession. the dow dropped 42 points today. the nasdaq was up by 9. the s&p closed by by 2. >>> a carbon monoxide scare that sent four people to the hospita
that a northern california man who was a navy seal has been killed in afghanistan. kevin evert from alkada died saturday in a mountainous area near the center of the country. military officials say that the seal was based on the east coast. he was in after -- afghanistan while working to support what is called -- >>> a wreath of roses, an american flag and a child's note all line his grave. stephens grew up in piedmont and attended uc hastings law school. >>> record spending on this cyber monday is expect to bring a surge to california. but ken pritchett tell us the state will likely get a lot less than many people had expected. >> if you need a tiki mug, a tiki statute or anything hawaii, talk to lawrence swansberg. his biggest item -- >> christmas hawaii shirts right now. >> we want folks to know that not out of state retailers who are doing business online are required to collect tax. >> so a camera sold on amazon would incur $60 in tax. if you don't pay sales taxes online then you owe a use tax that you must file on your state taxes which few people do. >> i think they need to do it nation
tomorrow morning. >>> and as we told you before, power ball is expected to come to california. power ball tickets will be available in california starting april 8thover next year. - - april 8th of next year. >>> we'll give you a detailed look at the storm's path and how much rain it will bring. >> the stadium is covered tonight because of the rain. we're going to take you inside and show you some of the latest preparations for tomorrow's game. >> and this woman's crusade. >> the run is in honor of my friend. >>> the rain likely won't keep fans from heading to the pac12 championship game at stanford tomorrow night. maureen naylor is live now at the farm to tell us about the extra precautions being taken tonight to protect the surf, maureen. >> reporter: this is a first for the stanford stadium, behind me they have wrapped the scoreboard in pac12 logos. inside the yard is wrapped as well. >> reporter: it is covered with tarp and weighed down with sandbags. >> it's pretty wet right now already. >> reporter: he has a hard time sleeping when it rains before a big game. he's watching the weath
may find out if same sex couples here in california will once again be able to get married legally. ktvu alison burns in our washington, d.c. newsroom to tell us what is at stake at the u.s. supreme court. >> reporter: some people are calling this one of the most significant issues ever before the court. can the government prohibit people from getting married? the justices will meet behind closed doors today to decide if they will take up several challenges to gay marriage laws including california's ban on gay marriage proposition eight. same sex marriage supporters many of them are hoping court will let a lower court decision stand that overturned prop 8. san francisco city attorney dennis tells us if that happens couples could marry almost immediately. >> we want to be prepared if marriages do start to number one have staff on hand to perform marriages because there could be crowds. and number two from public safety per speck tiff. >> the justices will also announce if they will consider whether same sex marriage deserves equal treatment under federal law and if the governments
as christmas presents. >>> california may soon be one of the few states that require students to learn cursive handwriting. 45 of the 50 states are moving towards abandoning penmanship in an era of keyboards and cut and paste. opponents of cursive say it's no longer necessary and printing is sufficient. supporters say good hant writing help motor skills and is a symbol of personallality. >>> champion boxer hector camacho died in a hospital in puerto rico after being taken off life support. he won several world titles including two lightweight belts. after retirement he struggled with drugs and alcohol. camacho was shot tuesday while sitting in a car. he was 50 years old. >>> today fans from california and across the country are remembering actor larry hagman. a wreath of yellow roses was placed on his star at the hollywood walk of fame today. the actor who died yesterday standard as astronaut tony nelson on "i dream of jeanie," he was best-known as playing scheming oil man j.r. ewing on a dallas." exterior of the ranch stood in for the ewing home. larry hagman was a texas native. he died in da
officials in california. many of them will have many earning less with some city officials. >>> the real life chaos near sacramento which looks like something from a movie. >> heavy fog advisory in effect for the san mateo bridge and we will tell you about some other hot spots on some area bridges to watch out for. good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. . >>> this shows holiday shoppers shoving punching and trampling each other and it has been viewed more than 50,000 times on you tube. it appears the fight started in a victoria secret and the fight spilled out in the middle of the mall. >>> a suspected shopper died in the middle of a parking lot. the man stole two dvd players and was detained by a security gathered. witnesses say he was put in a suspected cho
court may announce if it will review the challenge to california proposition 8 which bans same sex marriage. i'm going to take you live outside -- this san earlier shot of the supreme court building. coming up we will try to go out there live. options before the high court and how the city of san francisco is preparing for the court's decision. >> this is major. >>> time now 6:07. the weather is major. our commute. and tara you are watching the bay bridge too. >> that is right. the lights are out on the span. we don't know what caused it. obviously storm related. if we take a live look you can see that the only thing you can see are headlights and taillights across the span. we also have a high wind advisory in effect. looks like it's a pretty slow going. definitely give yourself extra time this morning if you need to get across the bridge. up next we will take a look at highway 24 lafayette. this is near 680 traffic getting a little bit heavy there westbound. we also have a lot of standing water on 680 right near this location. be careful of that. highway 4 through bay point you c
where a state said let's raise our taxes for the kids, for the schools, for our california green. >> problem 30 will raise the state tax and increase income taxes for people who make $250,000 a year by three percentage points for seven years. it is projected to raise $6 billion a year for schools. >> i didn't realize that prop 30 won and how stressed out i was. >> he is the principal at mission high school in san francisco where many public schools have struggled with money and test scores. >> if it didn't pass, it would be devastating to all the schools in san francisco. >> reporter: they are keeping it out of the red and more furlough dawes. they will also benefit from prop 30 and they wonder what will happen when the seven years is up. >> to me. it is like a band-aid. it is going to help us from gushing blood out. it is not the answer. we still need to be able to fund education in a higher level than we are in the state of california. >>> ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> here is a result of other state propositions. >> 32, the measure on political contributions lost 66 to 44%. voters
fees at california state universities. rallies being held around the state including san francisco state, san jose state and cal state east bay. the students say proposed new fees by csu trustees will punish students who take longer to graduate. >>> and administrators at city college of san francisco say that the passage of two measure by voters this week will help with the school's financial situation but they are not out of the woods yet. city college benefits financially from the passing of state proposition 30 which prevents further cuts to community colleges and from proposition a, that's a parcel tax to generate revenue for city college. the school has been threatened with looses it's accredit arc tion. >> we are following developing news in the east bay. traffic is heavy near the newest outlet mall. this is a live picture from news chopper 2. this is interstate 580 in livermore. most likely i'm guessing eastbound since that would be the direction from the main -- from the east bay toward the mall. there is an accident at the off ramp right near the outlet, those are the bra
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